FAQ For Property Management
How many years has your company been in business?
Deca Realty was founded in 1990. Our two property managers have over 45 years of combined experience with Deca
Are your Property Managers licensed real estate agents?
Yes, as required by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
What kind of properties do you manage?
Single family homes, multi-families, apartment buildings, associations and commercial real estate. Deca Realty does not own any property, it only manages property.
What areas do you manage?
Deca manages throughout the St. Louis region. We do not manage in Illinois.
What are your fees?
Fees are determined by business development staff based on the level of services requested.
Do you have any guarantees?
Yes, we have a lease time guarantee, eviction guarantee and pet damage guarantee.
Do you provide lease only?
How long is the contract for management?
12 months for the initial term.
If I decide to sell my rental property, can you list it for me?
Yes. Deca is a full-service real estate brokerage licensed by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
Do I have access to property reports?
Deca offers each owner access to our computer software via an owner portal. Access is allowed 24/7 and gives owners access to rent rolls, paid and unpaid bills, financial statements, and work orders.
When do I get paid?
Deca makes owner distributions on the last working day of each month via ACH. It takes 3 business days to post in your account.
How do you advertise my property?
Deca will install a sign in the yard, publish your property on our website, post on Craigslist two times a week, syndicate your listing to over 60 other websites (including Truila, Zillow, and HotPads) and social media (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.) Over 100,000 people access our property listings annually. Additional options are available to owners who want to do additional advertising. Deca’s advertising helps generate over 3500 leads per month.
Who shows my property?
A listing representative from Deca will be present at each showing. We show 7 days a week.
How long does it take to rent my property?
It differs depending on the time of year, price range, condition of the unit, etc.
How often do you visit my property?
Deca has a walkthrough program that provides a comprehensive report (with pictures) showing the exterior and interior condition of the property. The cost per walkthrough is $75 and the number of times is determined by the property owner.
What bills will Deca pay?
Deca will pay any and all bills related to a property, including mortgages, insurance, taxes, and utilities. (Additional fees for utility handling). Adequate funds are required prior to payment.
Do you have an in-house maintenance crew?
Deca has a fully-insured, experienced maintenance staff available 24/7.
Using in-house maintenance allows us to respond to issues more quickly and saves the owner money over hiring outside vendors.
Can owners do their own maintenance?
Yes, as long as they do the work in a timely manner. Deca offers an optional call center for owners who do their own maintenance for an additional fee.